Current Trends in Caucasian, East European and Inner Asian by Dee Ann Holisky, Kevin Tuite

By Dee Ann Holisky, Kevin Tuite

This quantity is a suite of seventeen papers, on languages of all 3 indigenous Caucasian households in addition to different languages spoken within the territory of the previous Soviet Union. a number of papers are excited about diachronic questions, both inside person households, or at deeper time depths. a few authors make the most of their box information to handle difficulties of normal linguistic curiosity, comparable to reflexivization. a few papers examine the proof for contact-induced switch in multilingual parts. essentially the most interesting contributions to the gathering characterize major advances within the reconstruction of the prehistory of such understudied language households as Northeast Caucasian, Tungusic and the baffling isolate Ket. This e-book could be of curiosity not just to experts within the indigenous languages of the previous USSR, but additionally to historic and synchronic linguists looking to familiarize themselves with the attention-grabbing, typologically assorted languages from the inner of the Eurasian continent.

Dee Ann Holisky is Professor of English and Linguistics, and affiliate Dean for tutorial courses of the school of Arts & Sciences at George Mason collage. She is the writer of point and Georgian Medial Verbs (Caravan Books, 1981) and of various articles on Georgian and Kartvelian linguistics. Kevin Tuite is Professor of Anthropology on the Université de Montréal. between his books are An Anthology of Georgian people Poetry (Fairleigh Dickinson college Press, 1994) and Ethnolinguistics and Anthropological thought (co-edited with Christine Jourdan; Montréal: Éditions Fides, 2003).

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Future=present+preverb future stem present stem [due to some difference other than a preverb] case-shifting [assigns ERG in Series 2] I Conjugation (Class 1) aaxarebs "someone makes someone happy" III Conjugation (Class 3) xarobs "someone rejoices" non-case-shifting [cannot assign ERG] II Conjugation (Class 2) uxardeba "someone becomes happy" IV Conjugation (Class 4) uxaria "someone is happy" (1) Tuite's (1996) analysis of Georgian verb classes ('Conjugations') Although there are many similarities between Georgian and its sister language, Mingrelian, it is not immediately clear that the fourfold verbal classification is valid in the latter.

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